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Old 07-06-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Well, mint becomes an invasive weed that takes control of everything it reaches with its underground runners. The solution, I guess is to drink lots of mint tea.
Holyhocks seed within about a five foot radius and are just as hardy as mint.
The one I'm okay with is chives. They keep on giving and the flavor doesn't turn bitter as it does with other plants that have gotten old. The chives seem to populate the same small area without venturing too far afield.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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The butterfly bushes I buy from the nursery stay fairly small and manageable. The ones that are "planted" by birds become humongous giants (there are two that are 12 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide) and just get bigger every year, no matter how much I prune them. Go figure.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Blackberry lilies show up in the strangest places, courtesy of the birds I suppose. They need staking.

Also had several crocosmia volunteers show up in an unusual place. Since they are bulbs, I doubt the birds did this but probably grew from seed via the birds. I really like the delicate flowers of both but especially the blackberry lilies.
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